August 8, 2015

Think big, pray big

Days before the Steubenville Toronto weekend, I wracked my brain thinking about what the theme of the conference could mean. Limitless is such a big word, but after experiencing the conference, I think that was the point.

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Steubenville Toronto is Canada's largest Catholic youth conference. More than 1,500 youths will be at Roy Thomson Hall from Aug. 7-9, celebrating our God who is limitless.

Youth Speak News reporters Chanelle Robinson, Bianca Reátegui and Danielle Sequeira will be reporting live keynote speeches, workshops, worship concerts and everything in between. Stay on top of our daily coverage by following the links below.

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Steubenville Toronto greeted me with crowds of people — a sea of colourful t-shirts, distinguishing each group that bustled among the different vendors. As I entered Roy Thompson Hall Friday afternoon, I felt the electrified hum of young people, reuniting with old friends from conferences past, making new ones, and expecting to encounter the Lord in a new way.

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TORONTO - The Steubenville Toronto conference gets its “second kick at the can,” said Fr. Frank Portelli, as it follows last year’s successful launch with another highly anticipated conference.

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Pope Francis’ unprecedented encyclical on climate change was forceful. Many Catholics, myself included, were pleased to see the Pope address this complex but increasingly important issue.

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La Terra, Nostra Casa. Climate Action Now,” said a long white banner as two people hoisted it high above their heads. Walking towards St. Peter’s Square in Rome, along with hundreds of individuals of various faiths, they took part in “One Earth, One Human Family,” a march on June 28 that celebrated the release of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment.

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I have known for a long time that I wanted to go on a mission trip.

Attending Catholic schools and going to Mass every weekend, I have always been taught about the importance of charity. For the longest time I thought charity meant simply giving to the less fortunate. However, in Grade 7, I got involved with Me to We and Free the Children which changed my understanding of what charity really meant.

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With more than 195 countries using the Instapray app, the world is more connected through prayer than ever before. 

Every year, more and more people join, making it easier for everyone to share their prayers through a status on social media and enabling people to pray, share and comment on others’ prayer. It is a global community available to all, and it’s free. 

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A year can pass quickly. As I enter the final months of my one-year term as a Youth Speak News correspondent for The Catholic Register, I am astounded to think that’s it’s been almost a year since I sent off my application to be a part of the 2014-15 YSN team. The journey has seen me grow in faith, writing ability and awareness of both the local and global nature of the Catholic community.

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Following the release of the papal encyclical Laudato Si’, The Register asked members of its Youth Speak News team to read the document and offer us their thoughts. This is what they told us.

In a society where youth feel their opinions are written off, we were empowered to read what Pope Francis had to say about us in his latest encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.

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TORONTO - GTA Catholic Events will embark on its first pilgrimage together this Canada Day long weekend to experience the spiritual sites of Quebec.

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WATERLOO, ONT. - Students at St. Jerome’s University don’t have to wonder where their coffee is made.

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Throughout my undergraduate experience I was actively involved with many leadership opportunities on campus. In my final year, I was blessed with the opportunity to help shape the future of my alma mater.

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For high school seniors, the end of the school year is approaching. While this normally brings relief and excitement for the summer, high school graduates face the uncertainty of what is to come. Starting university or college is, after all, a leap into the unknown.

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PHOTO GALLERY: On a trip to Europe, YSN correspondent Erin Jamieson felt a connection with Catholics around the world professing the same faith.

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This past month, I was fortunate enough to  travel around Europe for three weeks. I spent time in Berlin, Milan, Venice, Paris and Barcelona. I came home with great pictures, and even greater stories. From amazing feats of architecture, to historical sights, to everyday street life, I had the opportunity to sample the diverse palate Europe has to offer.

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